ICT Sows Grassroots of South African Township



Training early childhood practitioners in Dikhatole Township, near Johannesburg, in science, technology and diversity training and empowering them with Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Dikhatole suffers from chronic unemployment, no running water, electricity or basic housing. For the few who attend, the quality of education in the pre-primary facilities is very poor. ORT has created the Dikhatole Digital Village, with more than 90 Internet-enabled workstations, trained 2,400 children in basic computer use and is teaching teachers, school administrators and government employees to use ICT as an effective teaching and implementation tool.

How will this project solve this problem?

Training suitable trainers from the Gauteng Department of Education to provide the science, technology and diversity training to improve childhood services and education.

Potential Long Term Impact

Training early childhood practitioners and trainers from Dikhatole in science, technology and diversity training.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,870

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,870 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $82,866.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $3,870 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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